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Thriving after trauma: Julie Mansfield radiates light despite horrific abuse

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One in three girls and one in six boys will be sexually violated before they reach adulthood. And those stats are based on what is reported. Many women and men suffer in silence - never revealing their childhood trauma. Many women who struggle with drug addictions and who are involved with prostitution were sexually abused as children

Julie Mansfield suffered incest, molestation and sexual violations from religious figures - people in whose presence she should have been safe in her native Jamaica. She chronicles her journey from constant abuse to living a vibrant, well-traveled, courageous and joyful life in her book, "Maybe God Was Busy."

Join The Sisterhood Exchange host, Michelle Hollinger, also a sexual abuse survivor, as she interviews Julie about her book, being able to move forward from childhood trauma and how other women can reclaim their power.